Absolute Linux 13.0.9 Reinstates K3b

Feb 10, 2010

The new Absolute Linux, based on Slackware, provides the IceWM stacking window manager with improved multimedia support. Version 13.0.9 this time fixes more than just a couple of small bugs.

Absolute maintainer Paul Sherman has satisfied users with three successive updates over a ten-day period. Reason for the updates starting with 13.0.7 at the end of January was problems with the CD/DVD burning. After Sherman settled on Brasero in 13.0.8, he decided to go with a 13.0.9 to include the KDE3 version of K3b:

"Just got tired of problematic CD burning, deciding, finally, that enough was enough. We'll use something that works."

Apart from kernel 2.6.32.7 and a number of Slackware updates from January, the new Absolute contains the DVDStyler and markedly improved multimedia support. The 800 MByte or so CD image is available in a 32-bit version on the project homepage or for download from Sourceforge.

The IceWM desktop from Absolute Linux in the standard blue theme.

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